EU, Georgia to sign agreement on simplification of visa regime in June
Georgia, Tbilisi, April 29 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The European Union (EU) and Georgia will sign an agreement on simplifying the visa regime for Georgian citizens traveling to EU countries in mid-June. The document will be signed in Brussels, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze.
"We have high expectations from the signing of this document," she said.
Under the current draft document, the visa regime will be simplified for 20 categories of Georgian citizens. Also, the cost of short-term Schengen visas will be reduced twice. The visas for persons with a diplomatic passport visas will be abolished completely.
The Georgian students, teachers and professors, journalists and athletes, excluding businessmen, will receive free visas. Multiple visa with duration from 2 to 5 years will be provided selectively, and only those with "clean" files.